Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WIP Wednesday and More Stash?

Time to update on my weekly rotation status! I continued on with the HAED Mini Winter Magic and I'm close to finishing the first colour. I have to get a move on if I'm going to complete this by June 15th, but I think it's possible. 
There's a lot of a couple other colours to go and then a little confetti to fill in, so there's a chance I can finish the challenge. 

I've been stitching on and off on my LK HoHoHo as well. This is the travel project I keep in my car for when DH is driving. There's a small chance this might get finished this year as well:

I'm stitching 2 over 1 on 18 count I think. So far I've used CC Desert Mesquite, WDW Whiskey, PTB and I'm currently using a Waterlilies I believe for the red, but I've forgotten what it's called. To the left of the "Ho/Ho" there will be a large Santa's head, so there's still a decent amount of stitching left. His beard uses Wisper and that will be my first attempt at using that thread. 

My current WIP in this week's rotation is Walk with Dad by Handblessings. I thought I might come close to finishing last night until I realized I had made a rather large mistake in the child:

This is how the child should look:

Also, somehow I managed to get off by one fabric thread as I moved across to the child from the father, so it's a little off. But I didn't feel like unpicking everything after I had just unpicked over half of my stitching on the child, so I'm going to leave it as is, even if it isn't perfect. 

I tried to add a little flip to the girl's hair, but I'm not sure if I like it yet. I'll know once I get the rest of her head completed. This should be finished within the next couple days if not tonight. It will depend on how well I can hide the stitching from DH. :)

My new stash is from Cirrus Creations and it's 2 needle keeps and a Qsnap cover for my 11x11 Qsnaps. 

Everything is so prettily wrapped and it got here in a few days from the UK, so that's pretty impressive as well. 

And a photo of my choices for Wings and Things:

The fabric is maybe a little more green than it's showing there, but it's fairly close. 

I think I need to go on a stash diet for a bit now!

Happy Stitching, 



  1. Great progress Tiffany and love your new stash.


  2. I have complete faith that you will finish the challenge in plenty of time! Great new stash!

  3. Lovely projects you've been working on. Walking with dad is lovely.

  4. Oh, I love a walk with Dad, it is so sweet, I cannot wait to see it finished.

  5. Very nice progress on all your projects. Whisper is one of those threads that you want to use shorter lengths for, but the effect is usually worth the trouble it can cause!

  6. Great progress... shame about the frog though... If you don't tell anyone about being off by one thread no one will even know! :o) It is a lovely design..can't wait to see it all finished!
    Hugs xx

  7. Great progress and lovely new stash!! I can't stitch in a moving car, I can't even do surfing on my phone, I feel dizzy when I look down for a long time so I just listen to music that's all.

  8. Great progress and stash.
    I love those qsnap covers but the few shops I found on Etsy either don't post to the UK or when they do the price is horrific :( I will have to keep looking for them! Love the LK design you're working on. I take my hat off to you, 18ct on dark fabric while a car is moving :D I honestly couldn't do that!

  9. I can't wait to see more progress on your HAED and I think you can get it done. Lizzie Kate is super cute. I love the green you are using with Walk with Dad. I'm sorry you had to frog some it sucks. I love stitching with Dinky Dyes threads and Wings and Things will look great with the color you have chosen. Congratulations on your new stash!

  10. Great progress, even if you did have to frog a bit. Love your colour scheme for the mandala. I'm sure you're itching to start it! :)

  11. I am so happy you decided to leave HandBlessings with a little something that makes it just yours. I am so tempted to start one of mine. Your new stash is great and I say wow to your Heaven and Earth - I have tried to stitch these but never get too far. You are making great progress

  12. Love your stash additions! I wouldn't have noticed the cross-stitch with the father and child was a stitch off. Your mini Winter Magic is going to be gorgeous! Great progress! And I love your travel project.


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